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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

Top Stories of 2015: Developments Downtown

WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 6 on our countdown is “Developments Downtown.” In this section, we look at this year’s construction around Bloomington as the city planning commission continues to permit large-scale condominium and housing projects, as well as hotels …

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Local Live – Boogie Goose

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Boogie Goose swoops into the WFHB studios for an exclusive Local Live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Givin’ Out My Time 2. That’s All 3. Sick & Tired 4. Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Blood 5. #firstworldproblemblues Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion Podcast: Play in new window | …

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Second Christmas: Classic Stories for the Season

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Stories for the season from Langston Hughes, Willa Cather, and William S. Burroughs highlight themes of redemption and disillusion. “One Christmas Eve,” by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, is a sharply poignant story about a small boy’s first realization that the secular deity Santa Claus is for white people. The story, which first appeared in Hughes’ 1934 collection …

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Part One: Classic Stories for the Season

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Christmas is the setting as sly women turn the tables on their menfolk in a pair of overlooked short stories from the classic era of magazine fiction. “The Christmas Present” (1922) by Richmal Crompton, read by Katy Ratcliff, is a brief and humorous tale about a secret of self-preservation passed down by the women of a family through generations. Crompton …

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Top Stories of 2015: A Long Road for a Trail in Ellettsville

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. We’re starting off our countdown in a somewhat unconventional way. 2015 saw the first pavement laid as part of the long-awaited Heritage Trail in Ellettsville. That pedestrian trail has a heritage of its own at this …

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Top Stories of 2015: Big Changes at Bloomingfoods

WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 9 on our countdown is “Big Changes at Bloomingfoods.” Turmoil at Bloomingfoods continued into 2015. During our Best of 2014 series, we reported on the efforts of employees at Bloomingfoods to unionize, the conflict …

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Fairview Elementary to become “Home for the Arts”

Starting next school year, Fairview Elementary School is beginning a new initiative to be a  “Home for the Arts.” On Tuesday night the principal at Fairview, Justin Hunter, presented the plan to the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. We bring you his conversation with the school board for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window …

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Daily Local News – December 17, 2015

The City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreations department has identified areas on the east side of town as an underserved area; Decarcerate Monroe County is holding an event this weekend to celebrate the latest issue of The Abolitionist; This Saturday and Sunday, reindeer and other Arctic animals will be at Wonderlab; The former Federal Reserve Board vice chair and director …

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Books Unbound – The Wild Pigeon: Rejection of a Caged Life

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Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s poignant beast fable led to his imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism. The tale can be read as a political or environmental allegory, and values freedom and spirituality over domination and exploitation. The author has remained in prison since the story’s publication ten years ago: 2015 was to have been the year …

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Firehouse Sessions – Daniel Martin Moore

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Daniel Martin Moore stopped by the WFHB studios for a live solo Firehouse Session on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, before his full band performance at The Bishop. Daniel is touring to support the release of his new album “Golden Age”. SONGS “We Too”, “How It Fades” “Golden Age” Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced …

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